Art ex­hibit has a big Ego – five of them

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BEAR­ING their hearts and souls to the can­vas, five artists de­pict their egos through var­i­ous medi­ums at the Egos art ex­hibit at Gallery 65. From Oc­to­ber 1 through 3, Sandy Latt, Zun Ei Phyu, Kyu Kyu and May Moe Thu will have their work on dis­play, each with an ego of a dif­fer­ent color. The ex­hibit is the first of its kind, all of the women hav­ing shown their art in solo and group shows, with the ex­cep­tion of Sandy Latt, who is mak­ing her artis­tic de­but at the gallery.

A ripe med­i­ta­tion on the egos, Kyu Kyu and May Moe Thu’s acrylic paint­ings of­fer ab­stract de­pic­tions of their iden­ti­ties, be­liefs and emo­tions. Sandy Latt made hy­per­re­al­is­tic paint­ings us­ing pas­tels while Zun Ei Phyu chose to use pa­per cut­ting to de­pict her ego.

“My paint­ings, ‘Mys­tic Dreams 1,2,3’, are ab­stract ex­pres­sions. I en­coun­tered these im­ages and painted them with bright colours and strong brush­strokes,” Sandy said. “When I paint, I feel joy, sad­ness and con­tri­tion all flow­ing at the same time. The egos of women live in this work, and the colours of the paint­ings will show this.”

Zun Ei Phyu’s pa­per-cut­ting work strives to por­tray bal­ance be­tween right and wrong with her rep­re­sen­ta­tions of peace and doves. She only used two colours – white and black – in or­der to show a con­trast be­tween the shad­ows and empty space sur­round­ing the pa­per fig­ures.

“I think al­though I’m try­ing to show the dif­fer­ence be­tween good and evil,” she said, “white and black are only sep­a­rated by one line. It’s very dif­fer­ent from the dis­tinc­tion be­tween heaven and earth. I tried to cre­ate some very sim­ply, some­thing that could change in the blink of an eye.”

May Moe Thu also used white and black to cre­ate ab­stract paint­ings of an artist’s ego, par­tic­u­larly evok­ing the feel­ing of lone­li­ness.

See­ing her work, May Moe Thu be­lieves the au­di­ence will “feel freely like her” about their emo­tions, and per­haps will be able to re­late to the art in ways other than speak­ing.

Kyu Kyu’s work “Line” uses lines, var­i­ous colours, and wide brush­strokes to con­vey both her emo­tions and trav­els, though she de­clined to com­ment. Break­out artist Sandy Latt cre­ated a se­ries of still-life paint­ings and por­traits of a young woman.

“This is my first show, al­though I have been paint­ing for over 10 years as a hobby. When I paint, I for­get ev­ery­thing and I only con­cen­trate on my art.”

The Egos art exhibition is an in­ter­est­ing, di­verse show of the egos of five women artists. If you would like to see the ex­hibit of over 60 paint­ings, then head to Gallery 65.

Photo: Sup­plied

This paint­ing by Sandy Latt is on dis­play start­ing Oc­to­ber 1 at Gallery 65, part of a larger Egos art ex­hibit.

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